Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that children will not need to have a Covid-19 vaccine to go to school in September.
Donnelly said any suggestion that a vaccine will be required for students is “absolutely not on the cards and won’t be on the cards”.
The update comes following yesterdays announcement that the vaccination programme will be extended to children who are aged 12-15.
National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has said they have given a huge amount of consideration to the issue.
Minister Donnelly said that along with parental consent, parents will likely have to accompany their children to the vaccination centre.
However, he said that final details are yet to be determined and an update will be given shortly.